Heart disease kills 1 million Americans each year, making it very dangerous. It has several forms, and the most popular one is coronary artery disease (CAD). This form is the cause of heart attacks.
The heart attack occurs when there is something that clogs blood flow to a part of the heart, usually caused by a pile of plaque in the arteries (atherosclerosis). This blockage can cause a rupture to form a blood clot which blocks blood flow.
This blockage must be cleaned to prevent the death of the heart muscle. Death of heart muscle will lead to the growth of scar tissue that will cause some serious health problems later on.
Changes in lifestyle can prevent 80% of heart attack
Most diseases are preventable, including heart disease. You need to realize that the lifestyle is a leading cause of heart disease and to change your lifestyle, you need a strong motivation.
A study by the Karolinska Institute found that healthy lifestyle habits can prevent 80% of heart attack. Unfortunately, most people, especially men, do not adopt a healthy lifestyle and I hope you can really change your lifestyle after reading this article.
A healthy diet is a part of lifestyle change
According to the common view; LDL is the bad cholesterol that is associated with an increase in saturated fat, which can increase the risk of heart disease. But according to several recent studies, LDL can be divided into two kinds of particles:
• Small, dense LDL cholesterol
• Large, “fluffy” LDL cholesterol
The first is dangerous and the second one is not dangerous at all. The first one is enhanced with the consumption of foods containing carbohydrates and refined sugar, such as soda, bread, and bagels. In other words, trans fats and refined carbohydrates are more dangerous than saturated fats.
Along with common misconception about LDL, many people start avoiding foods that contain saturated fats and switch to foods that contain refined sugar and processed fructose. They are walking towards death!
If you want to protect your heart, then you need to minimize foods that contain trans fats and processed fructose. In addition to reduce the risk of heart disease, you can also reduce the risk of diabetes.